By Hamid Dabashi

rankings of books and articles were released, addressing one or one other point of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. lacking from this physique of scholarship, in spite of the fact that, has been a finished research of the highbrow and ideological cornerstones of 1 of the main dramatic revolutions in our time. during this notable quantity, Hamid Dabashi brings jointly, in a sustained and engagingly written narrative, the prime revolutionaries who've formed the ideological disposition of this cataclysmic occasion. Dabashi has spent over ten years learning the writings, of their unique Persian and Arabic, of the main influential Iranian clerics and thinkers.Examining the progressive sentiments and concepts of such figures as Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Ali Sharicati, Morteza Motahhari, Sayyad Abolhasan Bani-Sadr, and at last the Ayatollah Khomeini, the paintings additionally analyzes the bigger ancient and theoretical implications of any development of the Islamic Ideology. conscientiously situated within the social and highbrow context of the 4 a long time previous the 1979 revolution, Theology of Discontent is the definitive therapy of the ideological foundations of the Islamic Revolution, with specific cognizance to the bigger, extra enduring ramifications of this revolution for radical Islamic revivalism within the whole Muslim world.This quantity can be of curiosity to Islamicists, heart East historians and experts, in addition to students and scholars of liberation theologies, comparative spiritual revolutions, and mass collective habit. Bruce Lawrence of Duke college calls this quantity an outstanding and extraordinary study.... In great figural strokes, he arrays EuroAmerican sociological conception because the the most important backdrop of a deeper realizing of up to date Iranian history.

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